Crows Can Recognize People

Posted on July 28, 2009  Comments (3)

Crows can recognize people and remember them for years. Listen to this interesting report from NPR. Researchers alienated a crow, and then were razzed and harassed by its family and neighbors wherever they go.

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3 Responses to “Crows Can Recognize People”

  1. Anonymous
    July 30th, 2009 @ 11:22 pm

    This was a fascinating story, particularly the part about recognizing the mask when worn upside down. Reminds me of the reverence some native American peoples showed the crow. They must have at least sensed this ability, since being scolded while hunting would hardly be a successful strategy for survival.

  2. Anonymous
    August 2nd, 2009 @ 5:01 pm

    That is very interesting.. I actually just finished watching some youtube vids about how smart they are.. Pretty amazing!

  3. Anonymous
    August 5th, 2009 @ 2:56 am

    I can even say that Crows, and especially ravens, often feature in European legends or mythology as portents or harbingers of doom or death, because of their dark plumage, unnerving calls, and tendency to eat carrion.

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